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Wednesday, 5 December 2012  /  International

An editorial in Jomhouri Eslamititled, “Behind the Scenes of America’s Duplicitous Positions,” maintains that the American administration still insists on pursuing a duplicitous policy against Iran. On the one hand, the US Secretary of State announced that Washington is ready to conduct bilateral negotiations with Iran. On…

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Wednesday, 5 December 2012  /  International

Ali Akbar Velayati, Senior Advisor of the Supreme Leader for International Affairs, underlined that “in addition to the developments caused by the regional revolutions, the events in Iraq and Afghanistan are the most explicit reason that these movements are driven by the Islamic Awakening.” He said…

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Wednesday, 5 December 2012  /  International

An item in Iranian Diplomacy by Seyyed Ali Mousavi Khalkhali, titled “We Should Not Underestimate the Enemy,” looks at the Israel’s recent attack on Gaza and argued that its missile defense shield (Iron Dome) was not very reliable… He then hailed Palestinian achievements in targeting Israel and…

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Wednesday, 5 December 2012  /  Military

Ali Asghar Soltanieh, Ambassador to the IAEA, told IAEA’s Boards of Governors that “in the event that an ignorant and lunatic [regime] like the Zionist regime (Israel) desires to attack Iran’s nuclear facilities, Iran will withdraw from the NPT (Non-Proliferation Treaty).” He added that Western sanctions…

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Wednesday, 5 December 2012  /  Military

Ali Baqeri, the Undersecretary of the Supreme National Security Council (SNSC), has left Tehran for Beijing to discuss bilateral relations and recent developments on nuclear issues. Baqeri is visiting Beijing at the invitation of Chinese officials….

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Wednesday, 5 December 2012  /  Military

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Wednesday, 5 December 2012  /  Military

Majlis members invited the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Navy commanders (IRGCN) to the Majlis in a bid to convey their appreciation for hunting down an “intruder US UAV” and to present a detailed report on the issue. Ebrahim Aqa Mohammadi, a member of the Majlis National…

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Wednesday, 5 December 2012  /  Military

Brigadier General Hussein Salami, IRGC Lieutenant Commander, said that “thanks to hard work… we enjoy the ability to have a 360° degree watch on US troops in the region. For instance we can read the US vessels’ (identity) numbers, and we are moving parallel with them,…

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Wednesday, 5 December 2012  /  Military

Progressing well on manufacturing the S-300 air defense system, Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi said that Iran’s armed forces and defense industries will present Iran’s missile and naval achievements in the near future. Vahidi underlined that Iran is progressing well in the process of manufacturing…

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Wednesday, 5 December 2012  /  Economy

Stunned Iranians are complaining about the continuing rise in prices and feel that every day they get up and find that prices have changed. Over the past year, the price of dairy products has increased by 50%, and reports are floating of another 40% rise in…

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Wednesday, 5 December 2012  /  Economy

Turkey announced that despite the sanctions imposed on Iran, it would continue to import ../../../css/ance_and_is_necessary_for_his_country._He_continued_and_said_that_Turkey_would_continue_to_try__8230_873g3wjmdobsipnkt5uv8s.css;

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Wednesday, 5 December 2012  /  Economy

Iran has started drilling the first exploratory well at the Afshar-1 gas field, which is shared with Turkmenistan….

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Wednesday, 5 December 2012  /  Human Rights

A representative of the Ministry of Justice claimed that seven police representatives have been questioned so far in the case of Satar Beheshti and that the investigation was still ongoing. The Ministry of Justice representative stated that although Satar Beheshti was beaten while on his knees…

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Wednesday, 5 December 2012  /  Human Rights

Colonel Mohammad Hassan Shokrian, Head of the Tehran branch of the Information, Production and Exchange Law Enforcement Police (FETA), was removed from his post due to negligence and his failure to properly supervise the performance of his personnel. Ahmadi-Moqaddam said that it can be regarded as…

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Wednesday, 5 December 2012  /  Domestic

Hojjatoleslam Ali Saeidi, Khamenei’s representative in the IRGC, said that “the IRGC will not interfere in the (upcoming June 2013 presidential) elections, but it will not remain indifferent with respect to who will be elected as President; we will explain the criteria and moral values (required…

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Wednesday, 5 December 2012  /  Domestic

Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf, Mayor of Tehran (who has presidential ambitions) denied claims that he has met with former Presidents Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, Mohammad Khatami and the Islamic Republic’s founder, Ruhollah Khomeini’s grandson, Hassan Khomeini. Qalibaf’s office also deflected rumors that he had met with the…

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Wednesday, 5 December 2012  /  Domestic

There has been an extremely sharp rise in air pollution in Tehran in recent days, and a 30% increase in the number of people seeking treatment in hospitals’ cardiopulmonary departments. 80% of the pollution is attributed to private vehicles that are extremely old. The recommendation is…

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